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cafe elysa

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3076 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2907
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, Carlsbad beach is just across the street. Fresh pastries, nice breakfast and friendly, professional services. You will enjoy stopping here for breakfast or even for lunch. I've discovered cafe Elysa on my very first breakfast with my son, when we moved to Carlsbad quite a while ago. And since then I've been here many, many times and never... More 

Thank Vladimir B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is great. We always visit for breakfast. They always grant our requests to alter the menu a little with no complaints. This place does get busy and it is sometimes rough to get in and order. But obviously that is for a reason, they are excellent. If you are looking for a great homemade meal this is... More 

Thank Chris S
McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This a quaint place with a lovely outside patio with fire pits. There are so many delectable items to choose from on the menu. The have the best cinnamon rolls that I have ever tasted. We had waffles which come a variety of flavors and topping and ham & cheese quiche. The fresh fruit was really good. The have the... More 

Thank Tenishea T
Torrance, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

My husband and I stopped by Café Elysa for lunch on a sunny day and we sat in their lovely outdoor patio and had a really nice, relaxing lunch. I ordered the Very Berry salad and it was delicious. The berries were sweet and the ingredients blended well together. My husband ordered a hamburger. We shared so I got to... More 

Thank BusyInTorrance
Helena, Montana, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is a small little place with a great personality, wonderful staff, and tasty treats. The stuffed French toast, coffee and quiche are wonderful. The omelets are average. We sat outside and enjoyed the people and beautiful weather. The young lady behind the counter is a gem!

Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Never been disappointed. The food is fresh and made to order pastries are great and the coffee is good. Tough on rainy days mostly an outdoor spot.

Thank Harry S
Carlsbad, CA
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299 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

This is really a fun place as you can sit in front of the fire and enjoy your fresh brewed coffee and some the fresh made pastries every morning. They also do great omelets, hash browns and fresh made waffles. You can evne walk to the beach 2 blocks away when finished. Great service too.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

do you like breakfast sandwiches? if so, the place to go. The stuffed French toast is to die for....so good, everything is fresh and so tasty. love it!

Thank Patti_0101010
Kalamazoo, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

In addition to standard breakfast fare, there are several pastries and fruit tarts and dishes to choose from. Food was tasty and well presented. Outdoor café gives it a casual and European atmosphere.

Thank JSKazoo
Richmond, Va
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Have eaten breakfast here several times and have never been disappointed. Great pastries, smoothies and egg dishes. Can get a little crowded during the summer months but worth the wait. Had lunch on my last trip and was very pleased.

Thank dhk923

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3076 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-434-4100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?